To distant shores and home again: an historical reading of Luc Tuymans’ Birds of a Feather

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A historical reading of Luc Tuymans’ Birds of a Feather

With ‘Birds of a Feather’ Belgian artist Luc Tuymans sets up a series of historical trajectories, beginning with the work of Henry Raeburn and continuing through allusions to colonialism, social control, American Independence and domesticity. Supported by historians from the University of Edinburgh, to distant shores and back again will navigate these distinct themes and give voice to various aspects of life at the time of the Scottish Enlightenment. Including: Viccy Coltman, Professor of Eighteenth-Century History of Art, Dr. Thomas Ahnert, Head of History, and Stana Nenadic, Professor of Social History and Cultural History.
Period9 Dec 2015
Event typeOther
LocationEdinburgh, United KingdomShow on map